The Week Ahead

Edited by Pamela Doan (calendar@highlandscurrent.org)
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

HALLOWEEN

SAT 24
Great Haldane Pumpkin Hunt
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St.
haldaneschoolfoundation.org
Get a game card and search for pumpkins in the village. Cards also can be picked up at Paulette, 114 Main St., or Wynono & Co., 169 Main St. Continues through SAT 31. Cost: $10 

SUN 25
Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat
WAPPINGERS FALLS
1 p.m. Dutchess Stadium
1500 Route 9D | bit.ly/3dJsCZY
Wear a costume for this event hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Hudson Valley Council. 

SUN 25
Pumpkin Glow
GARRISON
5:30 – 7 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Wear a costume and take a stroll through the spooky pumpkin patch.

SAT 31
Halloween Story Walk and Candy Hunt
COLD SPRING
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
The library lawn will transform into a Halloween story-walk with hidden treats to find at the end. 

COMMUNITY

SAT 24
Lions Club Shredder Day
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. – Noon. The Nest
44 Chestnut St.
coldspringlions.org/shredder
Materials to be shredded must be placed in the trunk in advance, with all paper clips and binders removed. Shredding of boxes or plastic bags is not allowed. Lions Club members will empty boxes and bags into the shredder and return containers to the vehicle’s trunk. Patrons will not be allowed to leave their vehicle. Donations are encouraged to benefit local groups and the needy.

SAT 24
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
FISHKILL
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Walmart
26 W. Merritt Boulevard
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office will accept medications for safe disposal.

SAT 24
Fall Craft Fair
WAPPINGERS FALLS
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dutchess Stadium
1500 Route 9D
milb.com/hudson-valley
Browse crafts by more than 30 artisans and enjoy treats from food trucks in the parking lot. Registration required. Cost: $5 per car

SAT 24
Harvest Fest
PUTNAM VALLEY
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
tompkinscorners.org
Lou Del Bianco will tell Hans Christian Andersen stories in a 45-minute program starting at 11 a.m., plus shop the Putnam Valley Resident’s Coalition Farmer’s Market and artisan fair. There will be musical performances and raffles throughout the day. Cost: $10 donation

TALKS

SAT 24
West Point Foundry Tour
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | bit.ly/34W9CTP
Mark Forlow, chair of the Putnam History Museum and the author of West Point Foundry, will lead a hike through the Preserve and discuss its history. Free 

SAT 24
Year of the Sword
GARRISON
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
bit.ly/YearOfTheSword
In this rescheduled event, the Philipstown Reform Synagogue will mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with Kathy Yacoe’s presentation on the culture and history of the Assyrian people and the events that led to their genocide in World War 1. Register online. Free

SUN 25
Guided Hike: Mushrooms
GARRISON
10 a.m. Manitoga
584 Route 9D | 845-424-3812
visitmanitoga.org
Mycologist Taro Ietaka will showcase forest fungi. Cost: $10

MON 26
How to Tell a Complete Story in 75 Words
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
845-265-3040 | butterfieldlibrary.org
Register to join the Zoom event with Current reporter Mike Turton, who will explain how to write flash fiction.

TUES 27
Engine of Prosperity
COLD SPRING
2 p.m. Butterfield Library
845-265-3040 | butterfieldlibrary.org
The historian and curator of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Historical Society will discuss the creation, history and impact of the 108-mile canal. 

Give us the ballotTHURS 29
History Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m.
Split Rock Books
845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
This month’s discussion, via Zoom, will be on Give Us the Ballot, by Ari Berman.  

SAT 31
Revolutionary War Redoubts Tour
GARRISON
1 p.m. North Redoubt Trail Head
332 Snake Hill Road | bit.ly/2HqYvKw
Putnam History Museum trustee Craig Watters will lead a 3-mile moderate-to-strenuous hike and discuss the chaining of the Hudson River and the role of the redoubts. Cost: $10 

VISUAL ART

FRI 30
Collaborative Farm Project
BREWSTER
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tilly Foster Farm
100 NY-312 | collaborativeconcepts.org
Artworks by more than 30 artists are installed for self-guided tours. This is the show’s closing weekend. Also SAT 31 and SUN 1. 

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 17
Story Screen Drive-In
BEACON
8:30 p.m. University Settlement
724 Wolcott Ave. | 845-440-7706
storyscreendrivein.square.site
The pop-up drive-in theater finishes its annual horror movie fest with The Cabin in the Woods (2011) and The Blair Witch Project (1999) this weekend and Beetlejuice (1988) and Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) next weekend. See website for showtimes and health protocols. Snacks will be available for purchase. Also SUN 25, THURS 29, FRI 30, SAT 31, SUN 1. Cost: $10 ($8 children, seniors, military)

KIDS & FAMILY

Mask makingWED 28
Mask-Making Workshop
GARRISON
4 p.m. Garrison Art Center
garrisonartcenter.org
Children ages 8 and older will study artist-made masks and learn how to construct their own inspired by tribal arts. Cost: $30

WED 28
Virtual Hour of Code
BREWSTER
6 p.m. Putnam County CCE
bit.ly/3m99mYD
Children ages 7 to 12 will get a taste of writing code using Scratch during this virtual event. An adult chaperone is required. 

FRI 30
Virtual Bedtime Stories
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
845-265-3040 | butterfieldlibrary.org
Get cozy in your pajamas and listen to the weekly bedtime story. Registration required. 

SAT 31
Saturday on the Farm
WAPPINGERS FALLS
10:30 a.m. Common Ground Farm
79 Farmstead Lane
diaart.org/program/program/saturday-studio
Artists will lead an outdoor workshop on making art in this Dia:Beacon program. Free 

MUSIC

SAT 24
Loren Connors
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
845-831-4988
howlandculturalcentertix.com
The guitarist will perform via a livestream as part of the Elysium Furnace Works series. Cost: $15 

SUN 25
Jeremy Denk
KATONAH
3 p.m. Caramoor
914-232-1252 | caramoor.org
The pianist will play a program online that includes works by Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, Scott Joplin, Tania León and Frederic Rzewski, bookended by Mozart’s Sonata in C minor and Beethoven’s Piano No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111. Cost: $10 

SUN 25
Colin and Eric Jacobsen
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Chamber Music Circle
howlandmusic.org/ALIVEmusica.html
AliveMusica presents the founders of the Brooklyn Rider string quartet in an online program that includes works by Heinrich Bilber, Reinhold Gliere, Colin Jacobsen and Maurice Ravel. The concert is co-sponsored by the Chapel Restoration and other arts organizations. Register online. Cost: $20 donation

Reggie HarrisTHURS 29
Pumpkin Sail Concert
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Clearwater
facebook.com/sloopclearwater
Reggie Harris, Magpie, Dean Stevens and Thomasina Winslow will headline a livestream fundraiser to benefit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. 

FRI 30
Melomane
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Little Stony Point
3011 Route 9D | bit.ly/34hbJCx
Guitarist Pierre de Gaillande will reunite original members of the band for socially distanced outdoor concert. Free

SUN 1
Callisto Quartet
KATONAH
3 p.m. Caramoor
914-232-1252 | caramoor.org
Violinists Paul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violist Eva Kennedy and cellist Hannah Moses will present a livestreamed program that includes three pieces by composer Bela Bartok. 

callisto quartet

CIVIC 

SAT 24
Putnam Early Voting
CARMEL
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Board of Elections
25 Old Route 6 | putnamboe.com
Continues daily through SUN 1.

SAT 24
Dutchess Early Voting
FISHKILL
Noon – 5 p.m. Fishkill Town Hall
807 Route 52
elections.dutchessny.gov
Continues daily through SUN 1.

MON 26
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 26
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
845-838-6900 | beaconk12.org

TUES 27
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Via Zoom
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov


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